So Ladies, while the first day of the AIFW 2015 wowed one and all with its magnificent shows, the second day didn’t disappoint either. It was a mix bag of different aesthetic ideologies, taking Indian fashion eclecticism to new heights. From sustainable fashion to collections inspired by spiritual contemplation, designers offered a range of visual and conceptual wonders that left the audience wanting more. Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 of the AIFW 2015:
The diversity in styles showcased by designers was compelling and impressive. The show began with Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s monotone collection which at once mourned and celebrated the transience of human life. This was followed by the colourful and lively presentation of Hemant and Nandita and Pallavi Mohan’s ‘Not So Serious’ creations. Samant Chauhan’s Nepal-inspired clothing and Rina Dhaka’s rather theatrical show also received much attention. But it is the avant garde stylistics of Amit Aggarwal and David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore that garnered most applause and appreciation.
The Outstanding Ones
- The Abraham-Thadoke duo’s ‘New Old’ collection used recycled materials to create beautiful outfits combining tradition with modernity. The most innovative creation were the sequins made of old X-ray films.
- Amit Aggarwal’s futuristic collection which used recycled plastic, straws and stockings as embellishments was appreciated for its bold and experimental concept. Some winter staples were remodelled in a striking, unconventional manner to present chic ramp-ready attires.
- Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput launched an apparel line titled ‘NOIR 43” based on their upcoming Bollywood flick “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”. Modelled at the Amazon.in Lounge, the menswear reworked styles from the British Raj period, while the womenswear brought back memories of the 40s quirky clothing.
- Hemant and Nandita’s collection revived the bohemian look with festive winter-wear for the urban traveller. Bold yet very commercial, pieces from this collection are sure to be sported by the fashion forward in the coming seasons.